The Mounds View High School boys basketball team did not close out the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule on much of a high note. The Mustangs dropped three of four prior to the break.
Following a couple of days off for Christmas, Mounds View returned to action and picked up a pair of wins in a holiday tournament and added to the win streak with a conference victory last Friday.
Irondale High School senior Jordana Brady qualified for last year’s state meet in two events and placed in one of them. This year, she would like to earn a spot in the state all-around competition.
If she continues to perform the way she did on Saturday, she should realize that goal.
After losing only one regular-season game last year and returning a solid nucleus, the Mounds View High School girls hockey team was expected to be a force again this season. The season didn’t start out the way many had hoped, however, as the Mustangs went winless in their first four games.
Last year’s Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team enjoyed an excellent season - a 7-2 dual-meet record, third place in the Suburban East Conference, true-team section runner-up, and Minnesota State High School League Section 5AA runner-up. They capped off the season with a strong eighth-place finish at state, led by All-American Noah Lucas, who was the Class AA state champion in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles, both in state record time. As a team, the Mustangs set six new school records in 2012-2013.
Bethel University students volunteered to shovel out the stands Thursday afternoon prior to what's expected to be a frigid Saturday game. The Royals will be playing the North Central College Cardinals in a noon game for the Division III quarterfinals. (submitted photos)
Over the past three seasons, the Irondale High School girls basketball team has won nine or 10 games each season. Head coach Dean Coffland would like to see his team move above .500 this season.
To achieve that, the Knights will need their returning starters to lead and help along an inexperienced roster.
The Irondale/Spring Lake Park co-op gymnastics team is entering the seventh season of the partnership and it could be the last. Policy changes at Spring Lake Park High School could end the co-op and leave that school without a gymnastics program.
With the possibility of just one more season together, the team is looking to go out on a high note.
“If we are healthy we have an opportunity to win the conference,” said head coach Breanna Peloquin.